October 28th, 2020

SATURDAY, June 30, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 3, 2018.

AMEN

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear auntie, EVELYN AMEN, of Lethbridge, at the Garden Vista in Magrath on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the age of 90 years. Though we mourn the loss of our loved one, we find solace in knowing she has been reunited with the love of her life and husband of 48 years, Conard Amen.

Evelyn was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Pitt and her brothers, Alexander Currie and James Currie. She is sadly the last of the original Currie generation.

Evelyn was born on July 19, 1927 in Lethbridge to parents Alexander & Margaret Currie. She lived in Lethbridge all her life until moving to Garden Vista during her final years.

In Evelyn’s youth, she secured a job with Empress/Broder’s Food and was part of the employees welcoming the Japanese interment community that was brought in to work alongside her. She would remain good friends with many of them throughout her 40-year employment and beyond. At age 24, she was lucky enough to meet and fall in love with Conard Amen, building a life together filled with love, family and travel. Las Vegas and Hawaii were a couple of their favourite destinations.

She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, as well as all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

We would like to express our gratitude to the staff of Good Samaritans Garden Vista for their love and amazing care of Evelyn during her five-year stay, and extending that kindness and support to Evelyn’s family members that surrounded her in her final days; truly acting above and beyond.

Finally, we would like to give a warm thank-you to Lou Lee for her spiritual guidance and friendship with Evelyn, including final prayers and support.

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Vera Beall

1928 – 2018

Mrs. Vera Beall (nee Redstone) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late of Mr. John Vernor Beall, passed away at Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the age of 90 years. She is survived by her daughter Lesley; and sons Keith (Rose) and Gene (Cindy); as well as seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Vera was predeceased by her loving husband John less than three months ago on April 2, 2018. She was also predeceased by her parents Frederick and Mabel Redstone; all of her siblings, and also her son Kim. Vera’s family would like to express their gratitude and sincere thanks to the Angels at Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village for all their loving care and attention. In keeping with Vera’s wishes, a private family gathering will take place at a later date.

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Victor Crapnell

1928 – 2018

Dr. Victor Edward (Ted) Crapnell passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at the age of 89 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, July 2, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Mr. Rick Casson, officiating. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapelss. Time does not ease the passing …it is always too soon.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation, 6115 – 3 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1K1 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 119 – 14 Street NW #200, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.

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Delia Plantinos

1945 – 2018

Delia Parcon Plantinos, 73, of Barangay Dapitan, Pototan Iloilo, Philippines passed away on June 10, 2018 in Olds, Alberta due to a tragic accident. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback, presider. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Ellen personally, or to the GoFundMe page set up for Ellen and her two children, Theo and Tristan.

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Evan Easthope
1932 – 2018
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Evan Dawn Easthope, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Evan passed away peacefully in Taber on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the age of 85 years, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s and suffering a stroke.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday, July 5, 2018 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides his loving wife Kaye, Evan is survived by their five children, Vaughn (Shauna) Easthope of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Kirk (Marie) Easthope of Edmonton, Jill (Roy) Langworthy of Medicine Hat, Kristin (Allan) Alexander of Lethbridge and Dana Easthope of York, Ontario; fifteen grandchildren Jessica, Tessa, Morgan, Tavis, Emily, Keara, Damian, Joshua, Drew, Taylor, Brett, Blake, Sarah, Lauren and Shane; seven great grandchildren Kellan, Adeline, Valerie, Ethan, Shanae, Isaac and Lillie. He is also survived by his sister Elaine (Lyle) Robinson and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Della Easthope; brothers Ivan Easthope and Glen Easthope in infancy and Owen (Maxine) Easthope; sisters Yvonne (David) Morrow and Iris (Leland) Wilson.
Evan was born in Taber on September 28, 1932 in to Della Jane (nee Van Orman) and Samuel LeRoy Easthope. He attended school mainly in Taber with a few years spent in Burnaby and Trail, British Columbia when his father worked at the Smelter. Evan served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern California. After returning home he met and married the love of his life, Kaye West. They married and lived in Taber for a short time before moving to Provo, Utah after the birth of their first son Vaughn, so Evan could attend University.  They moved to Murray, Utah and their second son Kirk was born.  After graduating, the family moved to their cherished acreage in Vauxhall where they welcomed three more children, Jill, Kristin and Dana. He spent his entire career of thirty plus years teaching Industrial Arts at the Vauxhall Junior/Senior High School and felt privileged and proud of his career choice. His passion for teaching was seen and felt by his coworkers and all the students he taught. Evan was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings, but the Cub and Scouting programs were his favorite. Evan spent his retirement years enjoying bus tours and visiting family and friends.  His love for his family meant everything to him and he will be greatly missed by them and all those who knew him.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Evan’s name may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, 1254 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0J9 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (http://www.heartandstroke.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


LAURIE

DAVID EUGENE LAURIE, beloved husband of the late Darlene Josephine Laurie of Taber, AB, passed away, surrounded by family, at St. Michaels Palliative on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 74 years.

David is survived by his son Dean (Candice) Laurie and their children Kyleigh and Cole; and daughter Karen (Dave) Hammond and their children Nicole (Cliff) and Darby (Gavin); as well as great-grandchildren Kadence and Owen.

He was predeceased by his wife Darlene, parents, Bruce and Mae Laurie, sister Peggy and brother Clive.

David was born in Calgary, AB, on April 30, 1944, and shortly after, moved to Cranbrook with his family. It is here that he went to school and also met the love of his life, Darlene. After getting married in Claresholm, they moved to Lethbridge, where David completed Barber School and started Barbering at the Marquis Hotel. David entered a partnership with Keith Pederson, a classmate from Barber School, and cut hair at Central Barber Shop in Taber for over 50 years.

David and Darlene resided in Taber for the rest of their years, where they raised their family. David’s hobbies included being a member of the Taber Pistol and Revolver Club, Lethbridge Fish and Game Association and the Taber Shooting Foundation.

At David’s request no formal funeral service will be held.

In memory of David, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

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Leo Palencia

1978 – 2018

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Leo Palencia, on June 10, 2018 at the age of 39. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback, presider. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Ellen personally, or to the GoFundMe page set up for Ellen and her two children, Theo and Tristan.

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Ada Margaret Sherman

1920 – 2018

Mrs. Ada Sherman of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at AgeCare Columbia on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the age of 97 years.

Ada was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan November 10,1920 to Frank and Alice Smith. The family moved to The Park Lake district in 1927 and a year later Alice passed away and Frank was left with 4 small children to raise. Ada learned early to cook, bake and was an amazing seamstress and avid gardener. In 1939 the family moved to Nobleford. Shortly thereafter Ada met Andy Sherman and they were married in 1941. They lived in Nobleford for over 63 years until they moved to Lethbridge in 2004. Ada is survived by her children: Jack (Wendy), Betty, and Karen (Dave); 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Ada was predeceased by her loving husband of over 74 years, Andy in 2016; her siblings: Les and Bob Smith; sister Frances Kwasny; and her dear friends Emma Smith and Lois Hann. Ada was active in Nobleford in her church, was on the committee that published the area history book in 1976, was a founding member of the Nobleford Area Museum Society and the Nobleford Seniors Centre. She loved her garden; and canned and processed all of the produce. Her grandchildren loved to spend summers and holidays with Andy and Ada to camp with them throughout B.C.; and especially Waterton, which was their favourite place. The extended family of nephews and nieces would gather every summer in their huge backyard in Nobleford for a party and a feast of Ada’s baking, especially her signature poppy seed buns. In the past 5 years, Ada resided at Columbia AgeCare Assisted Living. She had dementia but could bring her loving caregivers and family to laughter with her quick wit and head tilt. Her care was amazing and lovingly provided. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 30, at 2:00 pm at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend James Grunden, officiating. Flowers are graciously declined. Those who wish, may make a memorial donation to the Nobleford Area Museum Society, Box 505, Nobleford, AB T0L IS0.

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SOMMERFELDT

ERIKA CHRISTENSEN SOMMERFELDT, beloved wife of the late Karl Sommerfeldt, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 83 years. Friends may meet with the family on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, or prior to the service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223 6A Ave N, Lethbridge, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


STEELE

MARGARET ELIZABETH STEELE, beloved wife of Robert Steele of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Margaret is survived by her loving children, James (Cheryl) Steele of Kamloops, BC, Cathy Steele of Lethbridge, Karen Steele of Calgary and Geoffrey (Christie) Steele of Lethbridge, as well as her five grandchildren, Tyler, Jason, Michael, Christopher and Jaschenka and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ernie & Edna Williams and by her sister, Patricia.

Margaret will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Margaret, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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